Hello, my name is Henry and I'm going to tell you about our fieldtrip to the Boise River to help band birds.
When we first walked to the observatory, we saw nets lined up. Most of the nets had birds in the nets but soon, they were taken out of the nets and banded right in front of our faces if they were not already banded. While this was happening, they were explaining that the bands had numbers on them that helped other research groups that found that same bird collect more knowlge about their migration. Some of the students got a chance to release the birds, but unfortuately they all got poop on their fingers. This was because the lighter the bird is, the further it can fly. And to these small birds, one little peice of poop can weigh them down a lot. Since all of the birds we released had pooped, they were very fast and we barely got another glimpse at them before they left our hands.